Undergraduates

Benjamin Wheeler

Benjamin Wheeler

Undergraduate Worker 2016 -2017

Ben studied geology while at Oregon State. He started with the Paleomagnetics lab in March 2016 and mainly helped with grain size separations.  His senior thesis work characterized the spatial patterns of magnetic properties and sediment composition in the Northern North Atlantic.  He has prior Navy experience and has hobbies, including mountain biking, fishing, and running. He is now a graduate student at Northern Arizona University, continuing to use magnetism to solve geologic problems.

Undergraduate Alumni

Sam Albert

Sam Albert

Undergraduate Worker 2016 -2017

Sam studied chemical engineering with research interests in surface characterization and process optimization and control.  In the Paleomagnetic & Environmental Research Laboratory, Sam primarily worked on x-ray fluorescence (XRF) measurements to obtain geochemical data on a wide range of cores from the Petermann Glacial System.  During his spare time, Sam enjoys running, weight lifting, and drinking coffee.  He is now a graduate student in Oregon State University’s engineering program.

Jordan Morris

Jordan Morris

REU Student 2016

Jordan joined the P-mag lab as an REU student the summer of 2016, working on the sedimentology and particle size variations of an eastern Oregon lake.

Chong Seok Choi

Chong Seok Choi

Undergraduate Worker 2014 -2015

Chong Seok Choi studied Environmental Science at OSU and helped the P-Mag lab with grain-size specific magnetic measurements and u-channel measurements. When he is not working at the P-Mag lab, he likes to spend his time listening to music and reading up on water-related issues.  He is now a graduate student in Earth and Environmental Science at Temple University.

Katie Alexander

Katie Alexander

Undergraduate Worker 2015 - 2016

Katie is upper division undergraduate in the geology department.

Ellen Svadlenak

Ellen Svadlenak

Lab Assistant 2015

Ellen is from Salem, OR and graduated from OSU in spring of 2015, with a bachelor’s in Earth Science (geology option) and a certificate in Geographic Information Science. She did an undergraduate thesis on 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and trace element zoning in Colombian emeralds, and is now spending the summer working in the P-mag lab while she explores her career options.  A fun fact about Ellen: her favorite sport is water polo, which she has been playing for the last 9 years.

David Konyndyk

David Konyndyk

IDES Intern/Undergraduate Worker 2012-2015

David Konyndyk studied physics at Oregon State and pursued thesis work with applications in nuclear engineering.

Elizabeth Patterson

Elizabeth Patterson

REU Student, 2014

Elizabeth Patterson, visiting from Bates College, spent the summer of 2014 with the P-mag lab as an REU student.  Elizabeth worked on the grain-size specific magnetic properties of Gulf of Alaska margin sediments.

Alejandra Dominguez, REU Student 2012

Dylan Lee, REU Student 2011

Jessica Rhode, Undergraduate Worker